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Public Art Installation Slated for Sep-Dec 2017
Article by Ryan Smolar
Thank the Consulado de México en Santa Ana for two years of persistence to secure Santa Ana as a destination for the world tour of Jorge Marín's contemporary sculpture series "The Wings of the City," 8 of which could be placed on public display in Downtown Santa Ana Fall/Winter 2017.
A proposal to bring the bronze neo-classical sculptures to Santa Ana was presented on Nov. 17th to the City of Santa Ana Arts & Culture Commission, who recommended the Santa Ana City Council approve approximately $40,000 to bring the program here and create educational tie-ins, workshops and tours of the artworks for Santa Ana students and residents.
After the final nod from the Santa Ana City Council, downtown art galleries, educators and arts organizations are encouraged to get in touch with Norma Edith Aguilar, Cónsul para Asuntos Comunitarios, Educativos y Culturales at the Consulado de México en Santa Ana and connect your upcoming events and cultural programming for late 2017 with this amazing outdoor exhibit.
"The Wings of the City" is part of an even bigger 2017 cultural exchange inititative entitled "The Year of Mexico in California" modelled after "The Year of Mexico in France" which is a French-Mexico exchange that presents the treasures of Mexico through hundreds of cultural events and programs. Examples of past events include a showcase of Diego Rivera's cubist works in Bordeaux and "The Trajineras of Xochimilco," where colorful craft boats of Mexico sail on the Seine River.
We are grateful and excited for Santa Ana's role to display "The Wings of the City" and our opportunity to springboard our own season of magical realism right here in Santa Ana with a little conjuring help from these momentous sculptures and "The Year of Mexico in California" umbrella.
Partners are already lining up to coordinate events and programs with this exciting cultural exchange including the Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk, SanArts Conservatory at Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana Sites and the Downtown Santa Ana Restaurant Association.
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